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silence -- the nra says its members are shocked and saddened and heartbroken by the murders in newtown and they are "prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." no one knows exactly what this means, but the organization has scheduled a news conference for friday. the white house says president obama would actively support dianne feinstein's legislation to reinstate an assault weapons ban. the president wants to close begun to show the pole and ban high capacity ammunition clips. state police tell 11 news there are more than 46,000 assault weapons legally registered in the state. that is about 6% of the total registered firearms in maryland. that number -- more than 771,000. friday's massacre sparked strong positions on both sides of the gun-control debate. joining us live from the newsroom, george -- >> began control side as seems to be gaining momentum when it comes to crafting legislation. that has caused many on the gun advocates tried to stock up. a typical monday at a discount store in baltimore county sees at roughly $2,000 in sales. this mo
.m. this morning. it is not clear how the body ended up in the waters. the nra is fighting the push for new gun laws that followed the shooting in connecticut. the head of the powerful group is promoting the proposal to have more security in schools. >> this time, school safety is a big part of the argument. in his first interview after the connecticut shooting tragedy, nra chief wayne lapierre. >> the gun is the tool. the person is the criminal. >> they want more guns in the hands of good guys. >> is it crazy to put guns with police in schools to protect our children? then call me crazy. >> i oversaw the air federal marshals. it is a deterrent. >> legislation will have to wait for the newcomers to get settled in. but the new debate is under way. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. we are miles away from figuring this out. >> many are buying up weapons while they still can. >> i don't think it is ever a wrong time to protect yourself and exercise your second amendment rights. >> but 30 miles
, a longtime nra member, says he is now rethinking his position. >> i do not know anybody who goes hunting with an assault rifle. i do not know anyone who needs 39 clips. >> lawmakers have shied away from passing tougher gun laws because of the possible consequences. advocates say tougher laws are not the act -- not the answer. avoiding the fiscal cliff is a priority and it appears there is real movement. officials say the president is proposing a deficit reduction package that would increase the top tax rates on those earning $400,000 the year instead of $250,000 ferret the new proposal comes after the speaker proposed tax hikes on those earning $1 million or higher. a giant of the u.s. senate has passed away. he died tonight from respiratory complications. he was the first japanese american serving in congress. president obama said the governor was revered by all who knew him. he was 88 years old. a family is dealing with a cool reality this holiday season. the family of four has to find a new place to say after their home caught fire. this video was taken at the fire. you can see flames
or minutes. >> friday, the nra called for armed guards in every school in america. the nation waits on the political left -- political cliffhanger. the message to lawmakers as the nation move closer to the fiscal cliff. santa claus comes to town. why it means even more to these kids. >> if you like to wait until the last minute to get your shopping done, stores are offering big discounts to attract last-minute shoppers. some are stope -- staying open days at a time. procrastinators should not wait too long. two more days until christmas. for those who have fallen on hard times, an annual tradition makes all of the difference. nearly 150 children were treated to christmas early. >> it was a cold day to wait outside for a party but the promise of a free christmas warmed up the spirits of needy families. >> mary christmas! [applause] >> his arrival was the big moment any child who came to the party got to meet him. each child received a gift from a mound of presence donated by the curtis bay athletic club. for 33 years, the club has thrown this party and one of its members has been the
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